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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #940 on: September 17, 2018, 07:49:20 PM »
"The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair"by Joel Dicker

600+ pages and absolutely superb, brilliantly written and loved it

Hebrew - Reckon this would be one for you. Check it out

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-about-Harry-Quebert-Affair/dp/1848663269/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435735794&sr=1-1&keywords=joel+dicker+the+truth+about+the+harry+quebert+affair

Manc - I said it would make a good film. Just returned frpm holiday and see it has been made into a TV series and is currently being shown on Sky Witness channel.
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« Reply #941 on: September 24, 2018, 01:14:30 AM »
Manc - I said it would make a good film. Just returned frpm holiday and see it has been made into a TV series and is currently being shown on Sky Witness channel.

I only just noticed this. Yeah my fiance found this on the website we use over the weekend. Have they made an arse of it or is it good?

Bookwise, done a fair amount of reading over the last few months. Conpleted a Douglas Skelton series in Glasgow which was dark and great. Then a series of comedy crime novels by caimh mcdonnell. Both authors are good value  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #942 on: September 24, 2018, 09:32:53 AM »
I only just noticed this. Yeah my fiance found this on the website we use over the weekend. Have they made an arse of it or is it good?

Bookwise, done a fair amount of reading over the last few months. Conpleted a Douglas Skelton series in Glasgow which was dark and great. Then a series of comedy crime novels by caimh mcdonnell. Both authors are good value  :thumbsup:

Three episodes in so far. A bit slow but I'm not overly surpised at that.
Early impression is that I preferred the book to be honest.
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« Reply #943 on: October 24, 2018, 11:51:32 AM »
I only just noticed this. Yeah my fiance found this on the website we use over the weekend. Have they made an arse of it or is it good?

Bookwise, done a fair amount of reading over the last few months. Conpleted a Douglas Skelton series in Glasgow which was dark and great. Then a series of comedy crime novels by caimh mcdonnell. Both authors are good value  :thumbsup:

Have you been watching it Manc ?
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« Reply #944 on: October 24, 2018, 07:07:03 PM »
Have you been watching it Manc ?

Was waiting for your final opinion on it, didn't sell it one your last response!

Finished reading the tattooist which is about the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist. Enjoyable is probably the wrong word to describe it but it was a really good read. Understandably sad.

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« Reply #945 on: October 24, 2018, 07:57:16 PM »
Was waiting for your final opinion on it, didn't sell it one your last response!

Finished reading the tattooist which is about the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist. Enjoyable is probably the wrong word to describe it but it was a really good read. Understandably sad.

It has improved mate. Think we only have about two or three episodes to watch.
Small criticisms i do feel they have passed it out however.
I have read The Tattooist of Auschwitz last year.
An extremely moving experience which shows the worst of humanity and in small parts the best. Recommended reading for almost everyone about events in the past that must never be forgotten or repeated.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #946 on: November 12, 2018, 07:30:20 AM »
I know it's a few years old now, but just finished King Joeys book, the one with Charlie Allen and was wondering if anyone knew who the Rangers player was who spat in his face during his early playing days at Aberdeen, but wouldn't/couldn't name in the book? I could only think of Alec MacDonald?

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« Reply #947 on: November 24, 2018, 08:03:13 PM »
Angela's Ashes by Frank Mccourt. Bleak and unflinching yet strangely erotic.

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« Reply #948 on: November 26, 2018, 11:02:49 PM »
Accidental hitman by A.W. Wilson - good read, quite light hearted and funny

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #949 on: February 10, 2019, 04:33:19 PM »
'The Second Coming' by John Niven

May actually have gotten me back into reading much like Brookmyres ' A Big Boy did it and ran away' did about 15 years ago.



Possibly cosidered cheating but also been using 'Audible' whilst working and currently on the 3rd 'Mortal Engines' book. Didn't see the film but feeling a bit annoyed that it looks like Peter Jackson & co have blown the chance to make it into a movie franchise.

Chris Mooney's Darby McCormick series is also pretty good. Very Gruesome imagination for his serial Killers and to date the only time I can recall a Camel Spider being used as a torture method
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« Reply #950 on: February 10, 2019, 09:11:16 PM »
'The Second Coming' by John Niven

May actually have gotten me back into reading much like Brookmyres ' A Big Boy did it and ran away' did about 15 years ago.



Possibly cosidered cheating but also been using 'Audible' whilst working and currently on the 3rd 'Mortal Engines' book. Didn't see the film but feeling a bit annoyed that it looks like Peter Jackson & co have blown the chance to make it into a movie franchise.

Chris Mooney's Darby McCormick series is also pretty good. Very Gruesome imagination for his serial Killers and to date the only time I can recall a Camel Spider being used as a torture method

Only discovered Niven around 6 months ago and have read about 4 of his books and all superb stuff. Haven't read The Second Coming, but is on my list of his books.

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« Reply #951 on: February 10, 2019, 09:13:56 PM »
Nearly finished the Peter Crouch book 'How to be a Footballer' A very funny book buy a guy, despite his wealth, is not afraid to take the piss out of himself or the profession which he made his money in.

Comes across as a decent bloke, which is not something we can usually say about modern day footballers.

A very good read.

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« Reply #952 on: March 19, 2019, 12:21:35 AM »
Could have been in the World According to Truth thread, but it's a book, so it goes here. "33 myths of the system", Well worth a read, and not that long, and also free to download in any format:

http://expressiveegg.org/portfolio/33-myths-of-the-system/

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« Reply #953 on: March 19, 2019, 10:55:47 AM »
Nearly finished the Peter Crouch book 'How to be a Footballer' A very funny book buy a guy, despite his wealth, is not afraid to take the piss out of himself or the profession which he made his money in.

Comes across as a decent bloke, which is not something we can usually say about modern day footballers.

A very good read.



Very much doubt I will ever read his book but he won me over years ago when being asked what he would have been if he wasn't a footballer, replied "a virgin"

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« Reply #954 on: March 19, 2019, 05:00:40 PM »
Could have been in the World According to Truth thread, but it's a book, so it goes here. "33 myths of the system", Well worth a read, and not that long, and also free to download in any format:

http://expressiveegg.org/portfolio/33-myths-of-the-system/

Just read the first 20 odd pages. Thanks for the rec. I think I'm going to love it  :thumbsup:
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